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Police suspect husband, neighbors knew him as ice cream man, about wife’s killing

MIAMI, Fla. – Residents in one Miami neighborhood remember the man who police suspect is responsible for his wife’s killing. Neighbors say he drove an ice cream truck and cruised the streets daily.

Police are looking for Damian Calixtro Espinola, 46, after Amara Calixtro, 38, was found stabbed multiple times inside her house. Investigators believe she was the victim of a domestic dispute.

“My sister was missing,” said Roxanna Rodriguez-Miyarez.

Investigators told Rodriguez-Miyarez that her sister was found dead at the home at N.W. 20th Avenue Wednesday morning.

Police are looking for Damian Calixtro Espinola, 46, after his wife was found stabbed multiple times inside her house. He may be driving a 2019 blue Nissan Sentra.
Police are looking for Damian Calixtro Espinola, 46, after his wife was found stabbed multiple times inside her house. He may be driving a 2019 blue Nissan Sentra. (WPLG)

Police spent most of the day on the scene of the crime collecting evidence and looking for clues as to what happened. Family members said the Espinola took the couple’s eight-year-old child to Naples and left that child with his family. He has not been since since, they said. Investigators believe he may be driving a 2019 blue Nissan Sentra.

Rodriguez-Miyares said: “It was a bad relationship.”

Now, she just wants justice for her sister.

“There are two children that have lost their mother.”

A person who lived in an efficiency just behind the home told Local 10 that she did not see anything going on there Wednesday morning.

Miami-Dade police are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.


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